Our Plans are designed for energy efficiency. The idea is to broaden access to green design. Houseplans.com is excited to welcome the Green Living collection of innovative plans by FreeGreen founders David Wax and Ben Uyeda. These designs range from Contemporary to Country and Farmhouse styles. All incorporate green building materials and techniques. David and Ben are experts in the field of green design and also co-founded ZeroEnergy Design, an architecture and energy consulting firm specializing in new construction and major renovations. They got their start leading Cornell University's 2005 Solar Decathlon team, which won the second place award. The competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy, challenges universities from across the US and beyond to research, design and build an 800 square-foot off-grid solar home. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the Johnson School at Cornell University and is an IT consultant for the securities and capital markets. He says: "FreeGreen was able to integrate architecture and engineering software for custom home design, which meant that we could produce green design fast." Ben holds a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Cornell University School of Architecture. He has been a visiting lecturer at Cornell, where he developed an original curriculum to teach the principles of sustainable design, and lectures on sustainable design at Northeastern University. His new venture is Home Made Modern: "smart, affordable DIY design ideas for cool people who like modern home furnishings." You can follow Ben's diverse design interests on Pinterest.
In our Homeplanners, LLC collection you will find a range of different architectural styles and sizes. Whether you’re in the market for a classic farmhouse,Craftsman, bungalow, traditional, contemporary, or ranch design (and so many more!), we are sure to have what you’re looking for right here. Many of these house plan designs are designed for modern living, with open floor plans (which provide excellent flow and maximize space), and large island kitchens. Plan on building a tiny home, small residence, or larger house? We’ve got you covered with this wide collection of home plans. Plans with cozy fireplaces, formal dining rooms, and family-friendly spaces (at an affordable price), come in all different sizes in this collection. Like to host and entertain often? Select a design with a wraparound porch so you have ample opportunities to entertain outside year-round. You could opt for a home design with a deck or patio if you live somewhere with optimal weather. Our Homplanners, LLC collection boasts affordable plans with up-to-date amenities that cater to a modern lifestyle. You are sure to find your dream home here.
Select Home Designs
Our collection of house plans from Select Home Designs features all kinds of architectural styles. In this collection you will find bungalow house plans, cabin plans, Craftsman house plans, ranch designs, prairie blueprints, traditional layouts, farmhouse home plans, and much more! Brimming with character and ready for outdoor living, many of these house designs feature front porches, wrap around porches, patios, and decks. Looking for a smaller space with extra storage? Our Select Home Designs collection also features many garage plans with apartments. Garage apartment plans are popular with homeowners who wish to add a little extra living space to a pre-existing property (which could be used as a home office, guest suite, or rented out for extra income). Another home style you will find in this collection are A-frame house plans. This style of home plan typically offers window walls and spacious decks – making it a perfect fit for a scenic setting. Home plans with open layouts between the main living spaces are also included in this collection. These designs foster togetherness, as well as increase your options when entertaining guests. Another perk? Open floor plans can make a home feel larger, even if the square footage is modest (a smaller, more affordable house plan, can still feel bright and spacious). We’re sure to have a house plan that’s right for you in the collection below.
Simply Classic Designs
Simply Classic Designs offer home designs that are both appealing and affordable. This collection features bungalow, country, Craftsman, farmhouse, ranch, and traditional style house plans. These builder-friendly designs tend to be small to medium sized homes – making them more affordable to build. Some of these plans offer open concept floor plans, which make smaller homes feel larger and promote relaxation and casual living. They also create excellent sightlines from the kitchen to the main living areas. Many of the house plans in this collection boast a front porch, making them great for hosting and entertaining. Found a plan that is almost perfect for you and your lifestyle but may need some changes? We’ve got you covered. For example, maybe you’d like to add a home office or bonus space next to the entrance. Our knowledgeable team can help you make those changes. Just click the “Modify This Plan” button on any detail page and fill out the short form on the following page. If you have a small or medium sized lot and a limited budget, then our Simply Classic Designs collection is a great place to begin searching for your dream home design.
At Studio Ballard, we have been working with home builders and their clients for over 20 years. Brooks Ballard started designing home plans for a local Atlanta affordable housing corporation while still a grad student at Georgia Tech. These homes were pretty straight forward bungalows for infill lots in a struggling neighborhood. But the homes there still had character and so did the residents. They wanted to make sure that the new homes being built would fit in and uplift, not detract, from their neighborhood. Studio Ballard has grown similarly to these proud neighborhoods. What were once just up and coming communities are now some of the most desirable places to live. Like our home plans, these neighborhoods have all the modern comforts and are dynamic, convenient and accessible. Our clients are typically couples who have bought into a neighborhood because they love its charm and convenience. They’ve bought that “fixer upper” on a nice street, but now realize that the bones of that structure are just too small or brittle to make right. They want to upgrade their home but not lose the character. That’s where we come in. We take the lessons from our more affordable days and apply those principles to our new plans to achieve a modern, comfortable home on a small lot without losing the character of the neighborhood. The portfolio we’ve presented to houseplans.com includes the most popular of our home plans that we’ve worked on developing over the course of the past few years. We look forward to working with you to develop these further with you.
Visbeen Architects, Inc
With a plethora of national design awards under its belt, Visbeen Architects has proven its dedication to architectural excellence. Led by Wayne Visbeen, AIA, IIDA, out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, the firm has been one of the state's top such companies for more than 15 years. In addition to designing and developing master-planned communities and more than 500 custom residences, Visbeen Architects provides interior design services and pre-drawn plans. Designs draw inspiration from historical styles, including Shingle, Mission, and English Tudor, but add modern convenience with open layouts, convenient kitchens, and family friendly floor plans. Among the many distinctions that Visbeen Architects has received are numerous awards from the American Institute of Building Design and many Best in American Living awards from NAHB.
Weinmaster Home Design
You are sure to find your dream home in our Weinmaster collection of house plans. In this collection you’ll see home designs that work well on small or medium sized lots (making them easy to build and more affordable). Traditional, cottage, country, farmhouse, ranch, cabin, and bungalow house plans are just some of the design styles you will find in this popular collection. These house plans are full of curb appeal and amenities for modern lifestyles. For example, many of these designs sport open layouts (often referred to as “open floor plans”), which can make a small home seem bigger than it actually is. Like to enjoy the outdoors? Opt for a house plan with a porch (you will find lots in this collection). Spacious porches extend the living space and create a seamless transition between the interior and exterior, while inviting relaxation. Maybe you live in a colder climate and a plan with a cozy fireplace is more ideal for you. We’ve got you covered – many of these plans feature fireplaces and exude a homey feel. Whatever the case, our Weinmaster collection has tons of plans to choose from, all of which can be modified to fit your needs and lifestyle.